Suppose that a market is described by the following supply and demand equations: QS 5 2P QD 5 300 P a. Solve for the equilibrium price and the equilibrium quantity. b. Suppose that a tax of T is placed on buyers, so the new demand equation is QD 5 300 (P 1 T). Solve for the new equilibrium. What happens to the price received by sellers, the price paid by buyers, and the quantity sold? c. Tax revenue is T 3 Q. Use your answer to part (b) to solve for tax revenue as a function of T. Graph this relationship for T between 0 and 300. d. The deadweight loss of a tax is the area of the triangle between the supply and demand curves. Recalling that the area of a triangle is 1 2 3 base 3 height, solve for deadweight loss as a function of T. Graph this relationship for T between 0 and 300. (Hint: Looking sideways, the base of the deadweight loss triangle is T, and the height is the difference between the quantity sold with the tax and the quantity sold without the tax.) e. The government now levies a tax on this good of $200 per unit. Is this a good policy? Why or why not? Can you propose a better policy?

Business Law 205 February 8, 2016- February 12, 2016 Legislation Process 1. Pleading Phase a. Starts with plaintiff- prepares a document called a complaint or petition where, in numbered paragraphs, lays out his or her case b. Then, it is filed or delivered to the clerk of court for the jurisdiction (costs between $100-$150) c. Then the defendant is served with 20 (federal court) days or 30 (state court) days to: i. Default- do nothing- and the plaintiff will receive everything they wanted ii. File a motion- judge steps in iii. File an answer- your response to the complaint- you can: